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Maxime Zamba-Campero (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Thomas

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Jane Xie (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Linlin Yang (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Reiko Tomizawa (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Valeria Vigo (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Erin Smith (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Helen Stillwell

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Lauren Testa (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Taylor Senay (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Jaydeen Sewell (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Alexandra Schneider (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Alexis Scott (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Kelsey Salcido (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Zachary Schug
Bakary Samasa (he/him)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Mary Mullins
Annabel Sangree (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Geoffrey Rouin (he/him)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Melissa Rowe (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Abigail Ridler (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Kiara Rodríguez-Acevedo (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Emmanuel Rapp Reyes (he/him)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Thomas Leung

I am interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that determine cell fate.


Lauren Reich (she/they)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Ashvathi Raghavakaimal (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Aidan Quigley (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Tania Perez (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Kayla Purdy (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Panteleimon Rompolas
Renyta Moses (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Rugang Zhang
Emily O'Rourke (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Ting-Chun

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Taylor Miller-Ensminger (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Natalie Moore (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Loreilys Mejias Rivera

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rushabh Mehta (he/him)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Allison Marvin (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Christopher McAllister (he/him)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Arndt Siekmann
Josue Medor (he/him)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Warren Pear
Claire Makowski (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Kaeri Martinez Medina (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Susan Weiss
Michael Kuckyr (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Mingjia Li (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Nora Kiledjian (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Austin King (he/him)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Elizabeth Kraeutler (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Kay Katada (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Diljeet Kaur (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Aude Ikuzwe Sindikubwabo (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Katharine Hewlett (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Michael Hogarty (he/him)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Nicolas Holcomb (he/him)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Gabriela Hayward-Lara (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Megan Guerin

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Chujie Gong (he/him)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Liling Wan
Segovia Garcia (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Maya Foster (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Olivia Fish (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Carmen Flesher (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Samantha (S) Fallacaro (she/they)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Mustafa Mir
Mark Dittmar (he/him)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rachel Erickson (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Saúl Cortez-Alvarado (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Abigail Daniels (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Angela Corrigan (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Scott Hensley
Nicholas Cerda (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Drew Weissman

Publications: ORCiD


Kelly Clark (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Dominique Brooks (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Paul Gadue
Morgan Brown (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Emily Aunins (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Danielle (Dale) L. Brokaw

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Hao Wu
Miosotis Alicea-Delgado (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Jose Arias-Umana (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Reyes Acosta (he/him)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Lucas Van Gorder

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Harnessing PRPF31 as a Gene Therapy Target Utilizing an IPSC Model

Advisor(s):

  • Valder Arruda
  • Benjamin Samelson-Jones

Rotations:

  • Jean Bennett
  • Kar Muthumani
  • Valder Arruda
Kevin Sun

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Rotations:

  • Matthew Kayser
Jack You

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Katherine Xia

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Rotations:

  • Edward Lee
Erica Nguyen

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Pavithran Ravindran

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Sanam Kavari

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Orlando Arevalo

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Muskaan Aggarwal

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Alexandria Adigun

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Alexander Post

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Stewart Anderson
Raegan Petch

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2021

Carl Bannerman

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Frederic Bushman
Elizabeth Gonzalez

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Elizabeth Bhoj
  • Erica Korb
Maxwell Frankfurter

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Mark Kahn
Robert Hapke

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Saar Gill
  • Andy Minn
Sweta Narayan

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Kenneth Zaret
Paul Kaminski

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Bradley Johnson
Blake Jardin

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Hao Wu
Kenneth Pham

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Jennifer Phillips-Cremins
Jesse Pace

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Gerd Blobel
Margo Orlen

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Ben Stanger
Han Seul Ryu

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Jennifer Phillips-Cremins
Carson Poltorack

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Celeste Simon
Daniel Yen

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Wei Tong
Yusha Sun

Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Kai Tan
  • Hongjun Song
Nicole Zaragoza Rodriguez (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Tzipora Sarah Karin Eisinger

Rotations:

  • Tzipora Sarah Karin Eisinger
  • Sydney Shaffer
  • Patrick Grohar
  • Hamid Bassiri
Adam Ziada (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Michael Milone
  • Saar Gill
  • Joseph Fraietta
  • Carl June
Emily Hodgson

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Project Title: Novel humanized mouse patient-derived xenograft models to predict pediatric cancer responses to immunotherapy

Advisor(s):

  • Emily Partridge
Victoria (Vicky) Yanouskiy

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Yuanquan Song

Rotations:

  • Greg Bashaw
  • Jennifer Phillips-Cremins
  • Yuanquan Song
Taylor Yount (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph St Geme

Rotations:

  • Joseph St Geme
  • Audrey John
  • Joseph Zackular
Haohan (Karen) Wei

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Chengcheng Jin

Rotations:

  • Chengcheng Jin
  • Christoph Thaiss
  • Wenqin Luo
Joseph Yano

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Arndt Siekmann
  • Joshua Dunaief
  • Yuanquan Song
  • Katherine Uyhazi
Qianxuan (Sean) She

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Jun Zhu

Rotations:

  • Jun Zhu
  • Daniel Beiting
  • Mark Goulian
Megan Stefkovich (she/her)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Paul Titchenell

Rotations:

  • Paul Titchenell
  • Celeste Simon
  • David Merrick
May Wai (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Eric Joyce

Rotations:

  • Jennifer Phillips-Cremins
  • Golnaz Vahedi
  • Eric Joyce
Madeline Merlino (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Kellie Jurado

Rotations:

  • Frederic Bushman
  • Elizabeth White
  • Kellie Jurado
Kelsey O'Brien

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Audrey John

Rotations:

  • Audrey John
  • Katie Barott
  • Scott Hensley
Vi Pham (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas

Rotations:

  • Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas
  • Erica Korb
  • Beverly Davidson
Andrew Marques

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Frederic Bushman

Rotations:

  • Scott Hensley
  • Frederic Bushman
  • Gerald Linette
  • Beatriz Carreno
Kevin Mears (he/him)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Michael Abt

Rotations:

  • Michael Abt
  • De'Broski Herbert
  • Maayan Levy
Elizabeth Mercado Ayon (she/her)

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • David Lynch

Rotations:

  • Hongjun Song
  • David Lynch
Giselle Lopez Fernandez (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • David Weiner

Rotations:

  • Hildegund Ertl
  • David Weiner
  • Denise Sabatino
Ariana Majer (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Todd Ridky

Rotations:

  • Celeste Simon
  • Todd Ridky
  • Bradley Johnson
Keegan Krick

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Kristen Lynch
  • Elizabeth Heller

Rotations:

  • John Murray
  • Elizabeth Heller
  • Kristen Lynch
Shuk Hang (Grace) Li

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Scott Hensley

Rotations:

  • Scott Hensley
  • Daniel Kulp
  • Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen
Aradhana Kasimsetty

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • James Wilson

Rotations:

  • James Wilson
  • Carl June
  • Frederic Bushman
Orlaith Keenan (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph Zackular

Rotations:

  • Joseph Zackular
  • Joseph St Geme
  • Audrey John
Yong Hyun (Daniel) Kim

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Elizabeth White

Rotations:

  • Paul Planet
  • Beatrice Hahn
  • Elizabeth White
James Goldberg (he/him)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Rotations:

  • Nicholas Plachta
  • Kenneth Zaret
  • Colin Conine
Jennifer Hoffmann (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Kristopher Bosse

Rotations:

  • Kristopher Bosse
  • Elizabeth Bhoj
  • Hansell Stedman
  • Carl June
Jillian (Jill) Eisenhauer

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • David Weiner

Rotations:

  • James Riley
  • David Weiner
  • Daniel Kulp
Julia Flores (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Michael Silverman

Rotations:

  • De'Broski Herbert
  • Michael Silverman
  • Michael Abt
Sarah Gagnon

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Greg Bashaw

Rotations:

  • Greg Bashaw
  • Mary Mullins
  • Nicholas Plachta
Jeriel Dumeng Rodriguez

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Guo-Li Ming
  • Kimberly Christian

Rotations:

  • Guo-Li Ming
  • Hongjun Song
  • Kimberly Christian
  • Xilma Ortiz-Gonzalez
Sarah Dysinger (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Paul Bates

Rotations:

  • Beatrice Hahn
  • Paul Bates
  • Michael Povelones
Timothy Cater

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Kristen Lynch

Rotations:

  • Alessandro Gardini
  • John Murray
  • Kristen Lynch
Priyanka Chatterjee (she/her)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Mechthild Pohlschroder

Rotations:

  • Joseph Zackular
  • Frederic Bushman
  • Mechthild Pohlschroder
Erica Brown (she/her)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Daniel Powell
  • Roderick O'Connor

Rotations:

  • Roderick O'Connor
  • Daniel Powell
  • Carl June
Krista Budinich (she/her)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Liling Wan

Rotations:

  • Vikram Paralkar
  • Liling Wan
  • Kathrin Bernt
Daniel Baker

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Carl June
  • Zoltan Arany

Rotations:

  • Zoltan Arany
  • Jonathan Epstein
  • Carl June
Gabriel Birchak (he/him)

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Ben Black

Rotations:

  • James Wilson
  • Beverly Davidson
  • Ben Black
Sara Alexander

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Mark Goulian

Rotations:

  • Paul Planet
  • Mark Goulian
  • Paul Bates
Robin Bailey

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Katherine Uyhazi

Rotations:

  • Jennifer Kalish
  • Katherine Uyhazi
  • Hansell Stedman
Amber Abbott

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Matthew Weitzman

Rotations:

  • Michael Betts
  • Matthew Weitzman
  • Ronald Harty
Jorge Acuña (he/him)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2020

Advisor(s):

  • Sara Cherry

Rotations:

  • Paul Bates
  • Kellie Jurado
  • Sara Cherry
Clayton Otter

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Characterizing Innate Immune Responses to MERS-CoV in the Upper Airway

Advisor(s):

  • Susan Weiss

Rotations:

  • Rahul Kohli
  • Sara Cherry
  • Susan Weiss
Alexis Gibson

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Genome Wide CRISPR/Cas9 Knockout Screen Identifies Host Genes Important for Cryptosporidium parvum Infection

Advisor(s):

  • Boris Striepen
Monika Eiva

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: Determining the coordinated inhibitory molecule expression profile of tumor-reactive TIL and their relationship to CD137+ TIL relative dysfunction and anti-tumor potency

Advisor(s):

  • Daniel Powell

Rotations:

  • Margaret Chou
  • Daniel Powell
  • Celeste Simon
Trevor Griesman (he/him/his)

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Innate immunity in primary neurons: specialized responses to viral infection

Advisor(s):

  • Sara Cherry

Rotations:

  • Scott Hensley
  • Paul Bates
  • Sara Cherry
Katrina Estep

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Investigating a Wnt-telomere feedback loop in the colorectal adenoma-carcinoma sequence

Advisor(s):

  • Bradley Johnson

Rotations:

  • Craig Bassing
  • Roger Greenberg
  • Bradley Johnson
Christopher Gu

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Frederic Bushman

Rotations:

  • Frederic Bushman
  • Elizabeth Grice
  • Scott Hensley
Joshua Hatterschide

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Investigating the mechanism by which PTPN14 degradation by HPV E7 represses epithelial differentiation

Advisor(s):

  • Elizabeth White

Rotations:

  • Carolina Lopez
  • Elizabeth White
  • Susan Weiss
Beatrice Herrmann

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Advisor(s):

  • Igor Brodsky

Rotations:

  • Joseph St Geme
  • Igor Brodsky
  • Christoph Thaiss
Kay Foos

Cancer Biology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Rotations:

  • Lewis Chodosh
  • Gerald Linette
  • Beatriz Carreno
Nelson (Trip) Freeburg

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Investigating the role of Rb in constraining metastasis and lineage infidelity in lung adenocarcinoma

Advisor(s):

  • David Feldser

Rotations:

  • Donita Brady
  • David Feldser
  • Luca Busino
Philip Hicks

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Cellular glucosylceramide is required by bandavirus glycoproteins to catalyze the membrane fusion reaction that completes viral entry

Advisor(s):

  • Paul Bates

Rotations:

  • Ronald Harty
  • Paul Bates
  • Elizabeth White
Rebecca Glynn

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Defining the Mechanism and Function of DNA Double Strand Break Induced Inhibition of V(D)J Recombination

Advisor(s):

  • Craig Bassing

Rotations:

  • John Maris
  • Ronny Drapkin
  • Craig Bassing
Grant Grothusen (he/him/his)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Developing a genetic platform to identify cullin-RING ubiquitin ligase roles in cancer

Advisor(s):

  • Luca Busino

Rotations:

  • Luca Busino
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Zoltan Arany
Xu Han

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Investigating lipid homeostasis in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma under tumor-like stress

Advisor(s):

  • Celeste Simon

Rotations:

  • Mark Kahn
  • Yi Fan
  • Celeste Simon
Natasha Lopes Fischer

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Evasion of Human Innate Immunity by Coxiella burnetii

Advisor(s):

  • Sunny Shin

Rotations:

  • Michael Betts
  • Sunny Shin
  • Paul Planet
Victoria Lovins

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Investigating the role of Staphylococcus aureus strain-level diversity on neutrophil recruitment and wound healing in a cutaneous leishmaniasis

Advisor(s):

  • Elizabeth Grice

Rotations:

  • Elizabeth Grice
  • David Weiner
  • Carolina Lopez
Sabina Hlavaty (she/her/hers)

Cancer Biology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Zachary Schug

Rotations:

  • Zachary Schug
Tomaz Manzoni

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Developing an rVSV and mRNA heterologous vaccination strategy against SFTSV

Advisor(s):

  • Paul Bates

Rotations:

  • Carolina Lopez
  • Laurence Eisenlohr
  • Paul Bates
Chi-Lee (Charlie) Ho

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Mechanistic insight of novel diagnostic biomarkers in gastric cancer

Advisor(s):

  • Sandra Ryeom

Rotations:

  • Xiaolu Yang
  • Dmitry Gabrilovich
  • Sandra Ryeom
Kaitlin Marquis (she/her/hers)

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: HIV Replication, Transmission, and the Metabolome of the Female Reproductive Tract

Advisor(s):

  • Frederic Bushman

Rotations:

  • Susan Weiss
  • Sara Cherry
  • Frederic Bushman
Erin Hollander

Cancer Biology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma growth suppression through loss of Mgat5-mediated N-linked complex glycosylation

Advisor(s):

  • Ben Stanger

Rotations:

  • Daniel Powell
  • Margaret Chou
  • Ben Stanger
Rina Matsuda

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Role of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis virulence in granuloma formation during intestinal infection

Advisor(s):

  • Igor Brodsky

Rotations:

  • Igor Brodsky
  • Boris Striepen
  • Michael Abt
Nina Montoya

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: A genetic and structural characterization of the relationship between the K. kingae lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and exopolysaccharide

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph St Geme

Rotations:

  • Elizabeth White
  • Laurence Eisenlohr
  • Joseph St Geme
Jane Yinghui Huang (she/her/hers)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Role of HMG-box transcription factor TOX in maintaining CD8 T cell exhaustion

Advisor(s):

  • John Wherry

Rotations:

  • Dmitry Gabrilovich
  • Jorge Henao-Mejia
  • John Wherry
Daniel Morris (he/him/his)

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Leveraging the SHIV-Rhesus Macaque model to study the development of HIV-1 broadly neutralizing antibodies targeting the CD4-binding site

Advisor(s):

  • George Shaw

Rotations:

  • George Shaw
  • Katharine Bar
  • Michael Betts
Luke Izzo

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Investigating the role of ACLY and acetyl-CoA metabolism in hepatocellular carcinoma

Advisor(s):

  • Kathryn Wellen

Rotations:

  • Kathryn Wellen
  • Wei Tong
  • Martin Carroll
Kanika Jain

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Margaret Chou

Rotations:

  • Andy Minn
  • Saar Gill
  • Dmitry Gabrilovich
  • Gregory Beatty
Elise Peauroi

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: The novel innate immune-antagonistic effects of the multifunctional ectromelia virus C15 protein

Advisor(s):

  • Laurence Eisenlohr

Rotations:

  • Matthew Weitzman
  • Scott Hensley
  • Laurence Eisenlohr
Alexandra Perry

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: Investigating the roles of the Kingella kingae pilus associated proteins PilC1 and PilC2 in type IV pilus-mediated processes

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph St Geme

Rotations:

  • Joseph St Geme
  • Kimberly Gallagher
  • Mechthild Pohlschroder
Tzvi Pollock

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: Determining the Mechanism of TNF-Mediated Defense Against Intracellular Legionella pneumophila Infection

Advisor(s):

  • Sunny Shin

Rotations:

  • Phillip Scott
  • Michael Povelones
  • Sunny Shin
David Renner

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Differential Activation of the Unfolded Protein Response by MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2

Advisor(s):

  • Susan Weiss

Rotations:

  • Matthew Weitzman
  • Susan Weiss
  • Kristen Lynch
Avery Lee

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: The Role of Activation-Induced Cytidine Deaminase in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Advisor(s):

  • Andrew Hu

Rotations:

  • Tzipora Sarah Karin Eisinger
  • Andrew Hu
  • Oliver Garden
In Young Lee

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Elucidating the mechanism for GPER-induced inhibition of leukemia

Advisor(s):

  • Todd Ridky

Rotations:

  • David Feldser
  • Todd Ridky
  • Gerald Linette
Prioty Sarwar

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Comparative Genomics and the Molecular Basis of Cytotoxicity of the Oropharyngeal Commensal Prevotella melaninogenica

Advisor(s):

  • Paul Planet

Rotations:

  • Paul Planet
  • Dustin Brisson
Jesse Lee

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Advisor(s):

  • Gregory Beatty

Rotations:

  • John Maris
  • Saar Gill
  • Gregory Beatty
Elisha Segrist

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Investigating the Role of STING during enteric RNA virus infection in Drosophila

Advisor(s):

  • Sara Cherry

Rotations:

  • Sara Cherry
  • Harvey Friedman
  • Laurence Eisenlohr
Ariel Shepley-McTaggart

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: VMD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Investigation of the filovirus VP40 matrix protein interaction with host protein SMURF2: Implications for virus egress and spread

Advisor(s):

  • Ronald Harty

Rotations:

  • Beatrice Hahn
  • Matthew Weitzman
  • Ronald Harty
Alexander Smith

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Microbial cooperation enhances Clostridioides difficile pathogenesis

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph Zackular

Rotations:

  • James Riley
  • Joseph Zackular
  • Michael Silverman
Graham Lobel

Cancer Biology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Malay Haldar
  • Celeste Simon

Rotations:

  • Anil Rustgi
  • Malay Haldar
  • Celeste Simon
Katherine Strelau

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Understanding SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Philadelphia Through Traditional and Genomic Epidemiological Approaches

Advisor(s):

  • Boris Striepen

Rotations:

  • Carolina Lopez
  • Boris Striepen
  • David Weiner
Sierra McDonald

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: TOX2 as a novel regulator of central memory phenotype in CAR T cells

Advisor(s):

  • Shelley Berger

Rotations:

  • Paul Lieberman
  • Shelley Berger
  • Gerd Blobel
Alice Sukhina (she/her & they/them)

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Effects of chronic undernutrition on progression and resolution of intracellular infections

Advisor(s):

  • Will Bailis

Rotations:

  • Christopher Hunter
  • Warren Pear
  • Will Bailis
Bailey Nance (she/her/hers)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: The Role of the Fructose-1,6-Bisphoshatase 2 and c-Myc Interaction in Sarcoma Progression

Advisor(s):

  • Celeste Simon

Rotations:

  • Celeste Simon
  • Terrance Gade
  • Liming Pei
Michael Noji (he/him/his)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: The Role of Branched-chain Amino Acid Metabolism and Insulin Signaling in Pancreatic Cancer

Advisor(s):

  • Kathryn Wellen
  • Zoltan Arany

Rotations:

  • Zachary Schug
  • Kathryn Wellen
  • Zoltan Arany
Monica Wei

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Elizabeth Grice

Rotations:

  • Matthew Weitzman
  • Kai Tan
  • Elizabeth Grice
Ellen White

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Skin microbial-based mechanisms of accelerated wound healing

Advisor(s):

  • Elizabeth Grice

Rotations:

  • Elizabeth Grice
  • Michael Silverman
Louis Parham

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Kathryn Hamilton

Rotations:

  • Andrew Hu
  • Lewis Chodosh
  • Kathryn Hamilton
Vincent Wu

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Understanding the key players in HIV reservoir immunology: a single-cell perspective

Advisor(s):

  • Michael Betts

Rotations:

  • Frederic Bushman
  • Michael Betts
  • Elizabeth Grice
Joshua Parris

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Investigating the Effects of the Tumor Microenvironment on the Efficacy of Cancer Therapy

Advisor(s):

  • Maureen Murphy

Rotations:

  • Anil Rustgi
  • John Maris
  • Maureen Murphy
June Yang

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Determining the cellular factors regulating Merkel cell polyomavirus transcription

Advisor(s):

  • Jianxin You

Rotations:

  • Jianxin You
  • Ronald Collman
  • Dennis Kolson
Aishwarya Pawar

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Advisor(s):

  • Vikram Paralkar

Rotations:

  • Margaret Chou
  • Vikram Paralkar
  • Paul Lieberman
Jenna Zhang

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Sunny Shin
  • Igor Brodsky

Rotations:

  • Sunny Shin
  • Joseph Zackular
Caroline Perry

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Joe Baur

Rotations:

  • Joe Baur
  • Douglas Wallace
  • Zachary Schug
Nicholas Aboreden

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Investigating the interplay between chromatin architecture and gene expression through the study of the transcription cofactor, Ldb1

Advisor(s):

  • Gerd Blobel

Rotations:

  • Junwei Shi
  • Gerd Blobel
  • Alessandro Gardini
Hunter Reavis

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Tumor innervation in ovarian cancer

Advisor(s):

  • Ronny Drapkin

Rotations:

  • Roger Greenberg
  • Rugang Zhang
  • Ronny Drapkin
Shovik Bandyopadhyay

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Spatially resolved, multiomic interrogation of microenvironmental interactions in healthy and pathologic bone marrow

Advisor(s):

  • Kai Tan

Rotations:

  • Ivan Maillard
Ryan Boe (he/him/his)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Investigating fundamental trade-offs in cancer with single-cell analysis and computational modeling

Advisor(s):

  • Arjun Raj

Rotations:

  • Jennifer Phillips-Cremins
  • Arjun Raj
Nicholas Bolden

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Paul Planet

Rotations:

  • Paula Oliver
  • Mark Goulian
  • Paul Planet
Charles Bond (he/him/his)

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Investigating Transport Protein Organization as a Mechanism Governing Mitochondrial Transport

Advisor(s):

  • Melike Lakadamyali

Rotations:

  • Melike Lakadamyali
  • Erika Holzbaur
  • Paul Janmey
Ricky Brathwaite (he/him/his)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Todd Ridky

Rotations:

  • Lewis Chodosh
  • Todd Ridky
  • George Burslem
Benjamin Caiello

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Patrick Grohar

Rotations:

  • Bradley Johnson
  • Paul Lieberman
  • Patrick Grohar
Jaimarie Sostre

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Paul Titchenell

Rotations:

  • Tzipora Sarah Karin Eisinger
  • Paul Titchenell
  • Patrick Seale
Maria Carrera

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Defining the mechanisms by which KAT6A-ENL interaction drives AML oncogene expression

Advisor(s):

  • Andres Blanco

Rotations:

  • Montserrat Anguera
  • Andres Blanco
  • Brian Capell
Joshua Soto Ocaña

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Defining the protective role of prostaglandins during Clostridioides difficile infection

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph Zackular

Rotations:

  • Kathryn Hamilton
  • Joseph Zackular
  • Thomas DeRaedt
Stephen Carro

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Structurally and Functionally Defining a Conserved Orthopoxvirus Virulence Factor

Advisor(s):

  • Laurence Eisenlohr

Rotations:

  • Laurence Eisenlohr
  • Sara Cherry
  • Boris Striepen
Kyabeth Torres-Rodriguez

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Determining the role of the MYCN oncogene in evasion of CD8+ T cell responses in neuroblastoma

Advisor(s):

  • Michael Betts
  • John Maris

Rotations:

  • John Maris
  • Michael Betts
  • Joseph Fraietta
Nathan Coffey

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Investigating the Role of Reduced Branched-Chain Amino Acid Catabolism in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma

Advisor(s):

  • Zoltan Arany
  • Celeste Simon

Rotations:

  • Katalin Susztak
  • Zoltan Arany
  • Celeste Simon
  • Gregory Beatty
Ian Cohn (he/him/his)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Understanding CD4+ T cell responses against epithelial-restricted pathogens using Cryptosporidium

Advisor(s):

  • Boris Striepen
  • Christopher Hunter

Rotations:

  • Scott Hensley
  • Boris Striepen
Patricia Colosi (they/them/theirs)

Cell Biology, Physiology, and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Melike Lakadamyali

Rotations:

  • Meera Sundaram
  • Melike Lakadamyali
  • Tatyana Svitkina
Perry Demsko

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anemia: Expanding the HSC Gene Therapy Envelope

Advisor(s):

  • Stefano Rivella
  • Saar Gill

Rotations:

  • Michael Milone
  • Saar Gill
  • Stefano Rivella
Fangxue (Yumi) Yan

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: The role of Epigenetic Regulators in Restricting LSD1i-Mediated Differentiation in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Advisor(s):

  • Andres Blanco

Rotations:

  • Ben Stanger
  • David Feldser
  • Andres Blanco
Katherine Doerig

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • David Feldser

Rotations:

  • David Feldser
  • Maureen Murphy
  • Lewis Chodosh
Darwin Ye

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Immune checkpoint blockade resistance at single cell resolution

Advisor(s):

  • Andy Minn

Rotations:

  • Andy Minn
  • Junwei Shi
  • Shelley Berger
Alejandra Fausto (she/her/hers)

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Activation and antagonism of dsRNA-induced antiviral pathways by human coronaviruses HCoV-229E, -OC43, and -NL63

Advisor(s):

  • Susan Weiss

Rotations:

  • Kellie Jurado
  • Paul Bates
  • Susan Weiss
Sixiang Yu

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2014

Project Title: Investigating the role of chaperone-mediated autophagy in glioma stem cells

Advisor(s):

  • Xiaolu Yang

Rotations:

  • Shelley Berger
  • Xiaolu Yang
  • Gerd Blobel
Ethan Fein (he/him)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Rotations:

  • Patrick Seale
Annabel Ferguson

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • De'Broski Herbert

Rotations:

  • Sara Cherry
  • Michaela Locci
  • Frederic Bushman
Duo Zhang

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Targeting PHGDH to normalize the tumor vascular microenvironment and enhance CAR-T immunotherapy for glioblastoma

Advisor(s):

  • Yi Fan

Rotations:

  • Youhai Chen
  • Celeste Simon
  • Kathryn Wellen
Adam Ferrari

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Ronny Drapkin

Rotations:

  • Constantinos Koumenis
  • Patrick Grohar
  • Lewis Chodosh
  • Ronny Drapkin
Brian Franklin (he/him)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Rotations:

  • Jennifer Phillips-Cremins
Megan Blair (she/her/hers)

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Investigating Branched-Chain Amino Acid Oxidation in Skeletal Muscle and it’s Contribution to Insulin Resistance

Advisor(s):

  • Zoltan Arany

Rotations:

  • Zoltan Arany
  • Doris Stoffers
  • Joe Baur
Zachary Gardner (he/him)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Rotations:

  • Bradley Johnson
  • Rajan Jain
Karina Chaudhari (she/her/hers)

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: The Roundabout receptor recruits the Scar/Wave Complex to control axon guidance at the midline

Advisor(s):

  • Greg Bashaw

Rotations:

  • Michael Marks
  • Janis Burkhardt
  • Greg Bashaw
Amy Gladstein

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • David Feldser

Rotations:

  • Brian Capell
  • Nancy Bonini
  • David Feldser
Jessica Chotiner

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Global and regional regulation of meiotic synapsis via the AAA+ ATPase TRIP13

Advisor(s):

  • Jeremy Wang

Rotations:

  • Jeremy Wang
  • Yana Kamberov
  • Marisa Bartolomei
Brian Goldspiel (he/him)

Microbiology, Virology, and Parasitology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Understanding how Amino Acids Control Host Immune Responses to Legionella pneumophila

Advisor(s):

  • Will Bailis

Rotations:

  • Carolina Lopez
  • Will Bailis
  • Sunny Shin
Stephen Coscia

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: A mechanistic investigation into F-actin assembly on mitochondria as a wave

Advisor(s):

  • Erika Holzbaur

Rotations:

  • Erika Holzbaur
  • Michael Ostap
  • James Shorter
Nicholas Grams

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Defining Functions of the L1 52-55K Protein in Adenovirus Progeny Production

Advisor(s):

  • Matthew Weitzman

Rotations:

  • Dieter Schifferli
  • Matthew Weitzman
  • Paul Lieberman
Rumi Habib

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Molecular analysis of HIV-1 Env-Ab coevolution leading to novel immunogen designs to elicit V2 apex broadly neutralizing HIV-1 antibodies

Advisor(s):

  • Daniel Kulp
  • George Shaw

Rotations:

  • Daniel Kulp
  • George Shaw
  • Scott Hensley
Michaela Helble

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Daniel Kulp

Rotations:

  • Daniel Powell
  • Michael Mitchell
  • Daniel Kulp
Abdias Diaz-Rosado

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Elucidating the molecular mechanism of TBCK in mTORC1 signaling

Advisor(s):

  • Elizabeth Bhoj

Rotations:

  • Melike Lakadamyali
  • Vera Krymskaya
  • Liming Pei
  • Elizabeth Bhoj
Kevin Hernandez

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Elucidating the differential effects of capsule type on Kingella kingae pathogenicity

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph St Geme

Rotations:

  • Scott Hensley
  • Joseph Zackular
  • Joseph St Geme
Olivia Farrelly

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Investigating the mechanisms of corneal maintenance and regeneration by 2-photon live imaging

Advisor(s):

  • Panteleimon Rompolas

Rotations:

  • Mark Kahn
  • Panteleimon Rompolas
  • Sandra Ryeom
Caitlin Hopkins

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Epigenetic mechanisms of T-cell fate determination and function

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph Fraietta

Rotations:

  • Hamid Bassiri
  • Hansell Stedman
  • Joseph Fraietta
Emily Fernandez Garcia

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2014

Project Title: Targeting MCU-mediated Calcium Uptake by Mitochondria for the Development of New Chemotherapies

Advisor(s):

  • Kevin Foskett

Rotations:

  • Kevin Foskett
  • Erika Holzbaur
  • Robert Kalb
Valerie Irizarry-Negron

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Understanding the role of collagen type VI in regulating CD8+ T cell function in Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma

Advisor(s):

  • Tzipora Sarah Karin Eisinger

Rotations:

  • Dmitry Gabrilovich
  • Ben Stanger
  • Chengcheng Jin
Emily Flam

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Integrated cardiac metabolomics in human heart failure

Advisor(s):

  • Zoltan Arany

Rotations:

  • Zoltan Arany
  • Benjamin Prosser
  • Kenneth Margulies
Yanqing (Christine) Jiang

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Investigating unfolded protein responses of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma under lipid disequilibrium

Advisor(s):

  • Celeste Simon

Rotations:

  • Celeste Simon
  • Ben Stanger
  • Liling Wan
Clark Fritsch

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Advisor(s):

  • Yale Goldman

Rotations:

  • Marc Vermulst
  • Rugang Zhang
  • Edward Lee
  • Ronen Marmorstein
Benjamin Kahn

Cancer Biology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Rotations:

  • Ben Stanger
  • Klaus Kaestner
  • Christopher Lengner
Yaoyu Gong

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Enhancing antitumor cytotoxicity of natural killer cells by increasing their intracellular pH

Advisor(s):

  • Chi Dang

Rotations:

  • Chi Dang
  • Mitchell Lazar
  • Celeste Simon
Olivia Harding

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: How do the molecular pathways of mitophagy intersect with those of inflammation in neurons; and are these pathways, and their disruption, implicated in the etiology of ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases?

Advisor(s):

  • Erika Holzbaur

Rotations:

  • Chi Dang
  • Erika Holzbaur
  • Marc Vermulst
Andrew Katznelson

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Kenneth Zaret

Rotations:

  • Gerd Blobel
  • Kenneth Zaret
  • Melike Lakadamyali
Melissa Kim

Developmental, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Investigating the role of telomere failure on intestinal stem cell niche function

Advisor(s):

  • Christopher Lengner
  • Bradley Johnson

Rotations:

  • Panteleimon Rompolas
  • Andrew Vaughan
  • Christopher Lengner
Corey Holman

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Determining the mechanism of age-induced decline in beige fat development

Advisor(s):

  • Patrick Seale

Rotations:

  • Zoltan Arany
  • Mitchell Lazar
  • Patrick Seale
Max Klapholz

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Interferon signaling and T cell phenotypes during cancer and infection

Advisor(s):

  • Andy Minn
  • John Wherry

Rotations:

  • Andy Minn
  • Maayan Levy
  • John Wherry
Kylie Konrath

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Enhancing Vaccine-induced Antibody Responses to H3N2 Influenza

Advisor(s):

  • Daniel Kulp

Rotations:

  • Daniel Kulp
  • Norbert Pardi
  • Mike Farwell
Napasorn (Nina) Kuprasertkul (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Rotations:

  • Roger Greenberg
  • Liling Wan
  • Brian Capell
Sean Louzon

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Investigating the role of the histone variant H2BE in astrocyte senescence

Advisor(s):

  • Erica Korb

Rotations:

  • Jennifer Phillips-Cremins
  • James Shorter
  • Erica Korb
Katherine Labella

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Thomas DeRaedt

Rotations:

  • Thomas DeRaedt
  • Yael Mosse
  • Celeste Simon
Brittany MacTaggart (she/her/hers)

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Anna Kashina

Rotations:

  • Anna Kashina
  • Erika Holzbaur
  • Erfei Bi
Amanda Lee

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Peter Choi

Rotations:

  • Andy Minn
  • Marco Ruella
  • Peter Choi
Quentin McAfee

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2015

Project Title: Expression and mechanobiology of truncated titin dilated cardiomyopathy

Advisor(s):

  • Zoltan Arany

Rotations:

  • Michael Marks
  • Benjamin Prosser
  • Zoltan Arany
Danielle Minichino

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: The effects of hyper MAPK/ERK signaling on dendritic cell immune functions

Advisor(s):

  • Edward Behrens

Rotations:

  • Joshua Dunaief
  • Mitchell Lazar
  • Edward Behrens
Jingxin (Jessica) Li

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Advisor(s):

  • Arjun Raj

Rotations:

  • Mitchell Lazar
  • Arjun Raj
Claudia Lovell (she/her/hers)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2018

Project Title: Dynamic Maintenance of X-Chromosome Inactivation in Age-Associated B Cells Contributes to Female-Biased Autoimmunity

Advisor(s):

  • Montserrat Anguera

Rotations:

  • Kathryn Wellen
  • Montserrat Anguera
Emily Lubin (she/her)

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Rotations:

  • Jennifer Kalish
  • Elizabeth Bhoj
Kelly Martins

Gene Therapy and Vaccines
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Characterization and Safety Profile of Recombinant and Wild Type AAV Integration

Advisor(s):

  • James Wilson

Rotations:

  • Kiran Musunuru
  • James Wilson
Jessica Phan

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Understanding Valosin-Containing Protein Function in Neurodegeneration

Advisor(s):

  • Edward Lee

Rotations:

  • Kelly Jordan-Sciutto
  • Edward Lee
  • Robert Kalb
Kurtis McCannell

Genetics and Epigenetics
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Consequences of Adaptive Telomere Protein Evolution

Advisor(s):

  • Mia Levine
  • Michael Lampson

Rotations:

  • Mia Levine
  • Alessandro Gardini
  • Junwei Shi
  • Michael Lampson
Lydia Mendoza (she/her/hers)

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Scott Hensley

Rotations:

  • Scott Hensley
  • Matthew Weitzman
  • Daniel Beiting
Yuwei Qi

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Project Title: Investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying tumoral RNaseL-mediated anti-tumor immune response after radiation

Advisor(s):

  • Andy Minn

Rotations:

  • Foteini Mourkioti
  • Andy Minn
  • Eric Witze
Erick Mitchell-Velasquez (he/him/his)

Cancer Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Regulation of NNMT Expression by AR-Dependent Chromatin Looping and Elucidation of its Tumor Suppressor Function in Prostate Cancer

Advisor(s):

  • Irfan Asangani

Rotations:

  • Maureen Murphy
  • Malay Haldar
  • Peter Choi
  • Irfan Asangani
Daniel Morreale

Microbiology, Virology and Parasitology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Elucidating the molecular determinants of the RTX family, pore-forming toxin in the emerging pediatric pathogen Kingella kingae

Advisor(s):

  • Joseph St Geme
  • Paul Planet

Rotations:

  • Joseph St Geme
  • Paul Planet
  • Audrey John
Catriana Nations

Developmental, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: Investigating differential alternative splicing during primitive and definitive megakaryopoiesis using an iPSC model of TAR syndrome

Advisor(s):

  • Paul Gadue

Rotations:

  • Paul Gadue
  • Stewart Anderson
  • Stella Chou
Ioana Soaita

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Zoltan Arany

Rotations:

  • Elizabeth Grice
  • Zoltan Arany
  • Raymond Soccio
Kara Nelson (she/her/hers)

Developmental, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Project Title: The mechanism of Drosophila hematopoietic niche formation, and the impact of niche structure on tissue function

Advisor(s):

  • Stephen Dinardo

Rotations:

  • Jeremy Wang
  • Marisa Bartolomei
  • Paul Gadue
Folasade Sofela

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: The Role of Metabolism in NF1

Advisor(s):

  • Amita Sehgal

Rotations:

  • Thomas Jongens
  • Amita Sehgal
  • Douglas Wallace
Raymond Ng (he/him)

Cancer Biology
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Rotations:

  • Andy Minn
  • Sydney Shaffer
Derek Sung (he/him/his)

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: MD/PhD
Matriculation Year: 2017

Advisor(s):

  • Mark Kahn

Rotations:

  • Mark Kahn
  • Edward Morrisey
Jayme Nordin

Developmental, Stem Cell, and Regenerative Biology
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2019

Advisor(s):

  • Montserrat Anguera

Rotations:

  • Zhaolan Zhou
  • Lewis Chodosh
  • Montserrat Anguera
Katelyn Sweeney

Cell Biology, Physiology and Metabolism
Degree: PhD
Matriculation Year: 2016

Project Title: Mechanistic dissection of novel regulators of RNA-binding protein aggregation identified in a genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 knockout screen

Advisor(s):

  • Ophir Shalem

Rotations:

  • Michael Marks
  • Ophir Shalem
  • Naiara Aquizu Lopez